Radeberger Pilsner - Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

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Ratings: 907
Reviews: 389
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 27
Gots: 112 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 03-11-2001

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Photo of RoyalT
2.15/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance - This is a piss yellow in color with little of the head that other reviewers mentioned.

Smell - The delicate hope aroma that I've come to expect from the style was overbearing and heavy-handed in this example. The grain was rough and unpleasing.

Taste - The hops came through better at the taste but the grain left a nasty, almost rotten aftertaste that ruined the drinking experience.

Mouthfeel - This was light-bodied but felt heavy on the tongue due to the lack of quality carbonation.

Sinkability - I've got much better things to do in my life than finish this dud.

Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.31/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Found this beer at a local Publix in Florida.

A- Very nice pour of golder liquid with a wonderfully fluffed head that falls to a well balanced quarter inch top. Nice lacing sticks to the glass. Beautiful beer.

S- Smell is so-so with hints of malt upfront on the nose with mild followings of hops and yeast.

T- Small bitter front with good notes of yeasty malty flavors. This is a well balanced pilsener. Has the mild hop bitterness with a stable amount of malty kick to all and all make a good taste.

M-D- Mouthfeel is easy and has a mild astringent feel from the hops. Yeasty on the end with nothing foul. Very drinkable, but not for the price. (8.49 6pk)

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue V:

Finally, the traditional 500mL bottle has arrived. This is the same bottle size that a German would get, yet it comes in a reusable plastic carrier that holds 20 bottles. Now if we could only convince the US consumer this is more practical.

The lacing from a hard pour leaves a lively crest on the glass--right-to-style clarity shows its bright golden yellow color. Fragrant hop aroma of earthy, minty wild herbs and fresh cut grass, clean through and through. Crispness rides on top with a big refreshing character, smoothness rolls over the palate and cleans house with a fluffy moderately-sized body. Bitterness is drawn out and does not simply hit the taste buds with one whack. Within that it throws a smattering of lemon, herbal, faint mint and spicy flavor. The dry malt backbone sustains and holds this beer together very well. Crusty baguettes come to mind as it wraps up.

Looking for a straight up, everyday Pils? Here it is.

Photo of Todd
3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I didn't mind this beer at all. A very crisp and refreshing pils with a fairly unique, spicy and interesting hop character ... and a slighly sweet, bready/grain rounding malt sweetness and medium body. Loved the pillowy creamy white head and its retention too. Aroma was typical though -- light sulfur, grain with delicate herbal hops on the side.

Easy drinking ... with some character.

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 11.2 oz brown bottle with a white a gold label, “Enjoy the best taste before” date and a blurb about the beer in the back label.

Appearance: Mild haze amongst the stiff straw colour and topped with a white fluffy and creamy head that leaves a web like lace down the glass.

Smell: Faint white grape and a noticeable spicy herbal hop in the clean aroma, fresh husked grain in the nose too.

Taste: Light to medium in body and powdery crisp mouth feel. Light but sturdy malt flavour, grain flavour start to finish. Sharp bitterness that hits as soon as the carbonation peaks, assertive spicy flavours with herbal, tea and dried veggie undertones are complexities the hop profile lends. Hop leaf / herbal flavour lingers further than the spiciness with a very clean grain after taste.

Notes: An easy to drink traditional German Pils, clean and quick. A very refreshing light session beer. Surely a step or two above St. Pauli Girl and Beck’s. Could make for a most excellent fall back beer to have in the fridge year round.

Photo of Doppelmax
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A buddy brought over a few cans for me to try.
Very carbonated with decent head head retention. Slightly stronger yellow than most pilsners I've seen. Nothing remarkable about the aroma, taste or mouthfeel, just better than most American pilsners I've tried. I didn't have any problem getting it down, but then again pilsner is not my favorite style of beer.

Photo of merlin48
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Quite the pleasant change of pace after sampling some high quality stouts, Belgians, and old ales. This pours a pale straw yellow body that is clear as a pristine mountain stream. Fluffy white head quickly diminishes into film and patchy lace. Aroma is grainy malt and spicy German hops, with a grassy hops component. Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing. Light medium body. Taste is just right for a well constructed German Pilsener. Grainy and bready malt is happily married to the grassy and herbal hops. Aftertaste is dry and mildly bitter and astringent. Very clean and crisp. I would love to have a case of this one in the "Fridge". Ideal lawnmower beer, with elegant German class.

Photo of Billolick
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler pour from DeCiccio's in Ardsley, NY. This one flows out quite clear, light, near straw, capped by a near white puffed up head. Tiny bubble film, sheeting ring and slippery fine lace. Unexciting nose, just a hint of grass and lime. Clean tasting pils, German hops, crisp and dry. Some more light lime and an unremarkable finish. Run of the mill pilsner.

Photo of olradetbalder
2.28/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Germany, the land of the pilsener and then Radeberger.
I really like a good German pils, but this is not one of them.

Smell: Nothing
Taste: carbonation with a tuch of hops.
Mouthfeel is solid.

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can poured into a rounded pilsner glass.

Bright golden in colour, initially leaves behind an inch of foamy head, which dissolves after a few sips into a ring. Good little flecks of lacing, lots of big bubbles on the sides of the glass.

Nose is earthy, herbal, grassy. A bit of bread and biscuit as well, but generally the hops are at the fore. Nothing artificial, nothing tinny.

A solid, easy drinking pilsner. The bitterness creeps in at the finish, leaving a lovely tart lemon/earthy taste. Grassy, decent malt profile. Actually, I'm very much enjoying this.

Carbonation is just slightly under the level I like, but is just enough to make the brew easy to drink. The can was in the fridge for a while because of the holidays, so I factored that into my rating. A touch watery, but a great brew to knock back.

Well-made, incredibly easy to drink, cheap as all get out at the LCBO, making this along with Urquell my standard pilsner pickups. At maybe 20 cents a can more than Canadian and Budweiser, this one is one well-worth stocking up for the summer!

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass at Disney's Epcot.

Appearance: Golden amber with a thin white head. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Light hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of light bitter hops.

Overall: Good German brew. Got a mug to take home with it too.

Photo of jsolack
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Head is light and lacey... light yellow color with a slight haze.

Slight grass with sweet onion smell. Pretty unusual, but smells very nice.

Great smooth flavor, good balance of sweet and bitter. It's a little dry in the finish which makes it very refreshing.

Light and crisp... clears from the tounge quickly which increases the anticipation for the next drink!

A very drinkable beer... pretty much sums up all the things that are good about a pilsner. Overall a great drink!

Photo of Osiris9588
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle with no freshness date. It's a pale golden color. The head is white and fluffy, sticking around a bit, hordes of bubbles coursing to the surface.

The smell is of pure grain, with just a whisper of hops. The flavor is of grain, the smallest glint of fruit, and some hops, but the blend seems a bit off to me.

The mouth is light and crisp, with a touch of buttery-ness at the end. Not a whole lot of complexity happening here. The drinkablity is high, but the flavor is somewhat lacking. I truly like a good pils, but this one is average at best.

Photo of chickenm
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500mL tall can into a pint glass. Clear golden color with a foamy white head. Grainy, hoppy aroma. Bitter taste with some spicy hops. Decent mouthfeel and well carbonated. Dry finish. Not a bad pilsner, I'd enjoy this on a hot summer day.

Photo of StevenBilodeau
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a good German Pilsner beer. It is light in color and in light in body but is very refreshing and tasty. Excellent served chilled, this beer is a good companion to German foods, and I have found it to be very well paired with Japanese Sushi. I enjoyed this beer very much. It is hard to find a good Pilsner.

Photo of darko_bertovic
4.86/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent beer, crisp, sharp, excellent taste, excellent aftertaste, well balanced bitterness, fresh, nicely colored and transparent with 'beer-ish' hue. One of the best beers. Was served in bottle, properly cooled and consumed late night among several others.

Photo of chinchill
2.95/5  rDev -17.6%

12oz bottle
Light golden body has excellent clarity and a good head.
Mild but hop forward flavor with a mild bitterness that lingers on in the hoppy finish. Grassy hops dominate. Lacks complexity: a single hop brew?
Mediocre despite a marginally higher hop load.
Near medium body with medium carbonation.

Photo of glid02
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this on-tap at the Brewhouse Cafe in Atlanta.

Pours a very clear gold color with a half-finger white head that dissipates into a thin ring around the glass. There's some lacing but it doesn't stick too long.

Smells good. Mostly noble hops, but there's some pilsener malt in there as well.

Tastes pretty good. Not as sweet as I would have hoped, but it's got a good pilsener taste with a solid hop presence. Slightly spicy with a dry finish.

Mouthfeel is very good. I was surprised how thick it was. Carbonation is just right and it goes down very smoothly.

Drinkability is good. It goes down easily, and the taste is solid enough that I could have a few of these.

Overall I was impressed by this beer. The thickness is the biggest thing, very solid for a pilsener. Definitely worth a shot.

Photo of jbphoto88
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer the color of pale blond hair. A simple yet elegant looking beer with a tall bone white head with great lacing and retention. I had this brew in Germany on-tap at a local restaurant and I have to give the server credit. She poured this beer with an engineer's precision and it looks fantastic.

Smell is of simple malt and light hops. Nice clean scent that matches the clean look.

Taste is malts with a shallow bitterness with a lemony mild tartness. The malts seem a touch stale and border on cardboard-ish. It could be an old keg but looking around this place on an odd Monday night I see a lot of Pils being drank, so I doubt it's age.

This is a typical German Pils. Clean and refreshing and a great compliment to the darker heavier sauces of German food.

Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is a clear golden color that pours a pillowy pure white head that sticks around for a while, though it doesn't leave a lot of lacing. The smell is more than I expected: some light fruit notes with a mix of grains and hops and a light spicy herbal aroma as well. The taste is a good blend of lightly spicy, herbal and earthy hops with light malt and a balanced bitterness. Mouthfeel is typical pilsner: light to medium body, crisp and clean. This one is pleasantly more balanced and complex than I expected going in and generally quite drinkable.

Photo of biboergosum
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml can. Another of the similar-looking German lager offerings gracing the shelves everywhere around here, seemingly now and forever.

This beer pours a clear, somewhat pale golden straw hue, with three fingers of puffy, densely foamy off-white head, which dissipates rather slowly, leaving a few instances of sea plume lace around the glass as it steadily recedes.

It smells of toasty, crackery, grainy cereal malt, a subtle black pepper essence, and meekly bitter floral, leafy noble hops. The taste is fairly crisp, saltine cracker cereal malts, warm, indistinct citrus, and a spicy flourish of sassy, kind of spicy native German hops - not quite Saaz, but close.

The carbonation is on the low side, sure, but hardly out of the game entirely, the body a decent medium weight, with a concurrent, generally unadulterated smoothness. It finishes a tad off-dry, with the malty cereal character persisting among a further bit of lingering green, spicy hops.

A fairly drinkable, well balanced German Pils. Like its brethren, there is only so much you can say about these offerings. I could see myself enjoying more than a few of these, in a tied house, Oktoberfest-related or not.

Photo of dacrza1
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

DATE REVIEWED: May 17, 2014... GLASSWARE: Ommegang footed... OCCASION: a day of home prep for Joey's 4th birthday party... APPEARANCE: clean, light golden body; white head reams unevenly... AROMA: yeasts produce a bubble gum aroma; soft floral hops also make this pilsner an intriguing encounter--improves the pervasive zinc/copper metal scents... PALATE: soft start, hard finish; medium-bodied but lingers at the throat; pretty similar pilsner profile... TASTE: slightly fruity, with pear and apple, tempered by a water hose-like hard water finish; adequate, but not to be distinguished or sought after...OVERALLL: wasn't sure where to place expectations--closer to Bitburger or Warsteiner; this beer carves out its own niche, a bit floral and yet with enough rough edges to add strength without disturbing the overall enjoyment of the beer....

Photo of nige4958
4.76/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

WTF is earth shattering?? This is a lovely beer regardless of its lack of earth shattering potential. It's highly drinkable, with a wonderful German maltiness, covered up nicely by firm bitterness. Bitterness is definitely in the mouth feel as well. A masterpiece in the brewing arts.

Photo of nicnut45
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-A nice dark straw color with a pure white fluffy head that lingers around for awhile. Lacing kind of slumps to the side of the glass as I sip.

S-I like the smell of this. Its robust. You can definetly smell the hops coming through as you pour. It smells very clean.

T-To me there is a dominant unpleasent bitterness to this beer which makes it hard to swallow. I can taste some grains in the background but the bitterness cuts it out quickly.

M- Average carbonation slighlty watered down just your average pils.

D- I bought a case of these at Costco. I had a few and didnt touch the rest of them until I had company coming over and I put them out. My guests seemed ok with it but I honestly dont think I would buy this again.

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear, golden straw color with a white, fluffy 2 finger head. Good retention. Resulting lace is thin, but consistent and semi-sticky.

Smell - Strong notes of sweet honey and bready malt, undercut by a hint of grassy hop.

Taste - Follows the nose. Malt forward to start, with hints of honey and bread combining for a sweet experience. Mid-taste a mildly bitter grassy hop pops up, adding a bit of balance to the brew, as both malt and hop ride out into the finish. Aftertaste is mostly a mild lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium in body, with a decent amount of carbonation. Smooth, and finishes semi-dry.

Overall - Well executed German pilsner. More malty, but there's enough hop to bring solid balance, especially in the finish. Got it on sale for a buck-fifty at BevMo, and it was well worth the price. I might have to buy a bottle or two more before the price goes back up.

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Radeberger Pilsner from Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei
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